Expert Patient Programme, Bude

From Cornwall VSF:

The Expert Patient Programme provides training and support for adults who are living with a long-term health condition. By participating in the programme participants will receive help to manage your condition and meet other people who share similar experiences. The Expert Patient Programme is a six-week course which aims to give you additional skills to self-manage your condition and develop a better relationship with the healthcare professionals who support you.

The courses are delivered by a team of trained volunteers who all have a long-term condition. Each course runs over six weekly sessions which last two and a half hours.
Each course covers a number of topics including:

  • dealing with pain, sleep and extreme tiredness
  • falls prevention
  • appropriate exercise
  • relaxation techniques and stress
  • healthy eating
  • communicating with family, friends and professionals
  • planning for the future

Upcoming courses

Bude – 4 October to 8 November, 10.15-12.45 – at the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude

If you have a long term health condition, and live in one of these areas, please contact Elaine Curnow, the EPP manager on 07824 598 626 or for more information and to book your place. 

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